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(instrumental music) >> for 63 years the u.s. has been part of the nato alliance, but is nato still an important safeguard for americans or is it simply a money pit? >> the nato relationship is enormously important to us. i think it was winston churchill said something to the affect that the only worst thing than, than going to war with allies is to go to war without allies. >> we're dealing with network global threats and if we don't provide a network global response we're always gonna to be on the back foot. >> what we need is not just nato on the conventional defense side, we need a nato alliance for economic statecraft. >> the problem is that it is an alliance that is largely sustained by american defense spending. (instrumental music) >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. >> never before in our history have we been so interconnected with the rest of the world. >> foreign policy is actually not foreign. >> america has faced great hardship before and each time we have risen to the challenge. >> the ultimate test is to move our society f
>>> my name is chris stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. si
had iraqi security forces? unit the brigade and you had u.s. forces working as a team. i think i'd have been your idea. it was working so well. basically paramilitary forces that are kurd and now you see a shooting war about to iraq and the traditional iraqi security forces. he told me between 5000 people between the article and 40 boundary line, but to keep tensions. >> dear member telling me we were blind inciter insult away from these guys shooting each other and reach of a file at first keep low? >> is my cessna commissary. what you see now is the blood for all us a story last week about how close they come to firing at each other over the oil problems. so now, i want to introduce into the record the exchange i had the general dempsey and general osten in 2010 and 11 about what happened in iraq. >> without objection. >> now let's move to afghanistan. that's not my intent, but i think it's only fair to the committee that you talk to general allen. pick up the phone, i know he families. you reach one of the finest officers to the other served with. you all have been out this fo
and point 6 was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office, which i think would be breath taking if he said that, had such a view and i got a letter back from senator hagel, in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and, the letter says he did not recall saying that and disavowed that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well if that is true, that would end the matter because he previously said in a book the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress, particularly the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true, he said, the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together, would edge our view of the israe israeli-u.s. relationship way out. >> chris: democrats say you are playing politics with national security. here's what president obama said. >> president barack obama: it is just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over
. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ i >> state of the union address on >> during the state of the union address on tuesday night,well, the president urged congress to do more than combat climate change or else. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations, i will. i will direct -- i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions that we can take now on in the future to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> all right, once again, the president says he's going to deal with an issue by taking action into his own hands and joining to give him a grade on the report card. kelly ann co
senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question did you say that and do you believe that and the letter said he did not recall saying that and he disavows that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well, if in fact that is true, that would end that matter because he previously said in a book that the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress particularly the u.s. senate and makes us pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of mainstream. so i will just take him at his word unless something new comes along. >> chris: senate democrats as you know say you are playing politics with national security. here is what president obama said. >> it is just unfortunate that thi
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
it is traded in u.s. dollars? >> what he is doing is printing a ton of dollars if. if you increase the supply of anything you tend to lower the price. so the exchange rate for the u.s. dollar is going down. this is will gradually going down. the world oil market is priced in u.s. dollars. so you have to compensate so up goes the price of oil and, therefore, up goes the price of gasoline. right now everybody's paycheck is lower after the social security tax increases of january 1st and everybody's gas bill is going straight up. you have very limited retail sales in the post holiday season this could slow the economy. it's the inflation that everybody can see and feel every day. you get in your car and drive past the gas station you can see the price going up. >> steve: do you remember five or six years when the price of gasoline was going up, george bush is responsible for this. he has pals in the gas business, they are just getting taken. and you said highest gas in february you are only person talking about it. >> i'm waiting for schumann shoe march demanding an investigation of the oil prod
. only 100,000 people in the u.s. suffer from it. the hope is the device can be used to treat millions who can't see. >> i really think the future for this is going to be big. >> that really is incredible. and it did not come cheap at all, $100 million in public money and $100 million in private money to get to that technology. >> two clinical trials, 20 years of trying this. and this is the kind of story you always hear about some kind of development to help people who don't have an arm or leg, but sight is one of the most precious things that we have. to be able to finally, at least to some degree, recover that, that has to be incredible for those people. i can't even imagine. >> props to our tech and medical personnel. that made that woman's life a whole lot better. >>> still ahead, it used to be a dark and shadowy kind of world. >> but thanks to a popular book series is now coffee talk. a look at real life "50 shades of grey" coming up next. >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ >>> it is called mommy porn. the steamy trilogy "50 shades of grey" that
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
. cemeteried by russia. they are supporting him and he has a long way to go. >> the u.s. has not intervened in syria as why did in libya. what is the difference here? >> you have the russians protecting syria in the united nations .... and second of all, you are learning now after the third or fourth time. the devil we know and what israel is looking at is it better thant devil we don't know. syrian rebels have ties to al qaeda. you think about what libya had in terms of womans. that is tonka toyce in tef of the syria with the defense . get to iranians in termless of tankings and armored personnel carriers. the stakings are much higher and united states and staud saud backing off and you know, we may not want to stee how it terms out and let them fight amongst themselves before the rebels are going to win. >> you covered the hot spots. you are right there on the front line. you ever get scared doing this stuff? >> being scared is what keeping you alive and you hope your mom is not watching. >> i bet she is. >> she does. >> it is great have you you here. be care employ. >> the sounds you are
of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> again, it's not just carte blanche, security and background checks, go to the back of the line behind folks who are here legally. >> and you've got to learn to speak english. >> exactly. >> not a bad idea. >> miles to go, as always. >>> speaking of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon
for the u.s. national team, recently he has been playing in england. social media generally praised rogers for his courage in coming out. >>> president obama teed off with tiger woods today. the white house said the two got together at an exclusive golf club on florida's treasure coast. there is no media coverage of today's event. this is video from a previous outing. president obama is spending a long holiday weekend at resort while first lady michelle and their two daughter goes skiing. >>> libya celebrates two years since the end of the gaddafi regime and why the nation's new president says there is still more to be done and a promise he made to militants today. >>> a possible shift in power in syria, the key facilities being attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising
. the argentinian -- the former u.s. open champion going one better than his performance last year. cricket and south africa have beaten pakistan by four wickets. he took nine wickets in a match. losing their last six wickets for 22 runs with south africa, then chasing down a victory target of 182 to win the match. the home side claimed victory by four wickets. australia has won their sixth winning the cricket world cup. in the final in mumbai. 259-7. perry also played football for australia. he took three wickets. it is the first time australia has held the world cup and ashes titles. these next pictures might come to a surprise for anyone who saw mike tyson bite a chunk out of a vendor hollifield's year during their fight back in 1997. he surprised his former enemy at a promotional event in chicago. they are good friends now. he will like tyson even more if his appearance helps sell his new brand of barbecue sauce. that is all your sport for now. more later. >> thanks very much. finally, the british prime minister david cameron is hoping to help top a new poll, the british music charts. i
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